Spotlight On: Literacy Organizations

Tis’ the season for giving!  It’s December and we are currently in the midst of Hannukah, with Christmas and Kwanzaa just around the corner!  This month I’m going to spotlight three literacy based organizations.  All three have a staff that is dedicated to giving of their time, especially, but also enhancing literacy for children around the country.  I think it’s important in this crazy month of December to take time to stop and think about ways we can help others.  Today I’ll provide you with a brief overview of each organization, but check back throughout the month for special guest posts!

The Reading Tub, Inc. – The Reading Tub is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting reading and literacy.  They provide book reviews, author showcases, and literacy links for families.  On Thursday, find out how The Reading Tub got started from the Executive Director, herself, Terry Doherty.

Reading is Fundamental – According to their website, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. They prepare and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most.  They inspire children to be lifelong readers through the power of choice.  I’m so excited to have the CEO of RIF as a guest blogger on Tuesday, December 14th!

Everybody Wins! – Their mission:  “Everybody Wins! is a national children’s literacy and mentoring nonprofit proven to build the skills and love of reading among low-income elementary students. By bringing volunteer mentors into schools for weekly one-on-one reading experiences, everybody wins! – children, schools, volunteers, their companies and ultimately, society.”  Rich Greif, the National Executive Director of Everybody Wins!, will guest blog for Literacy Toolbox on Thursday, December 16th!

I’m really so very excited to have all three amazing guest bloggers on Literacy Toolbox this month.  I have been blogging for a little over a year and these are the amazing contacts I’ve made in that time.  This month, I hope that you will read more about them and the organizations that are so dear to them.

Happy Holidays!

Dawn

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2 Responses to “Spotlight On: Literacy Organizations”

  1. Terry Doherty Says:

    Thanks Dawn! I can’t wait to read what Carol’s up to and hear about Rich’s new “place” in DC! I also can’t believe that I’m even in the same sphere as those two incredible organizations! What an honor!

  2. Best of 2010: A Year in Review on Literacy Toolbox « Literacy Toolbox Says:

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